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From Infant through preschool, we make early education and daycare joyful, engaging and fun so children are happy to learn, play and grow.

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L.E.A.P.® Curriculum for Infants

Curriculum that develops the whole child

Our L.E.A.P.® (Learning Experience Academic Program) Curriculum uses fun, hands-on activities throughout early education to help children develop intellectually, socially and cognitively. Or as we say, to learn, play and grow.

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Characters that bring learning to life

Children love learning from characters—and studies show that it’s highly effective especially in preschool and early education. TLE® has a cast of unique, beloved characters, each one teaching children a new value or activity.

Bubbles and Friends Theme Song

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Bubbles

Our lovable friend who takes you on a daily adventure that makes kids happy to learn, play and grow.

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Grace & Charity

Our dynamic doggy duo introduces the importance of being generous and giving.

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Lionstein®

Our wise and creative scientist who makes science fun and exciting.

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Phoebe

Our literature loving llama makes reading fun.

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Two Plus Toucan

Our creative mathematician helps explore the joys of math.

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Penny

Our well-mannered etiquette coach demonstrates the importance of being helpful, honest, and kind.

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Sonar

Our adventurous submarine reveals the many wonders of the underwater world.

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Pablo

Our creative and artsy pig helps children discover the beauty of self-expression.

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Gibby

Our kind-hearted, hard-of-hearing gibbon loves to share his passion for sign language and promoting inclusivity.

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Success measured in happy stories

See what parents are saying about TLE Childcare Centers.

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Nancy ODONNELL

Marialyse and Jonluke
6 months ago
My children started TLE in December 2014 after we had a terrible experience at a daycare in the Jackson area where we live... Upon walking into the center I knew this would be the center my children would be attending.. After explaining what we had gone through the staff were so warm and comfor... Read more

Nancy ODONNELL

Marialyse and Jonluke
6 months ago
My children started TLE in December 2014 after we had a terrible experience at a daycare in the Jackson area where we live... Upon walking into the center I knew this would be the center my children would be attending.. After explaining what we had gone through the staff were so warm and comforting... To say it was hard to leave my children in the care of someone else after our previous experience is an understatement.. Within the first week of my children attending we knew we made the right choice.. They have grown and learned so much.. The love and nurturing they receive while at Tle is more than we could have ever expected.. My children both smile upon arriving at school and seeing their teachers. I would highly recommend this center! I look forward to both of my children attending until they are of age to start school..

Nancy ODONNELL

Marialyse and Jonluke
6 months ago
Both of my children started at TLE in December 2014... We had previously had a terrible experience with my then almost 4 year old son being injured in our precious daycare... When I walks into TLA of Manalapan I instantly got the feeling that they were the right center for us to start at once m... Read more

Nancy ODONNELL

Marialyse and Jonluke
6 months ago
Both of my children started at TLE in December 2014... We had previously had a terrible experience with my then almost 4 year old son being injured in our precious daycare... When I walks into TLA of Manalapan I instantly got the feeling that they were the right center for us to start at once my son was healed... From our first day there we were welcomed into not only a daycare facility but a place that feels like home... The love my children have received is beyond a doubt one of the best feelings... They smile upon seeing they are at school and there are days they clearly don't want to leave... The peace of mind my husband I have is something we never thought we would feel... TLE has gone beyond our expectations... My children have learned and continue to learn so much and at the same time they are being nurtured and loved.. As a parent I couldn't ask for a better child care center... I have to add that we drive from Jackson and although it adds a half hour to my morning routine I will do whatever necessary to keep my children in a caring loving children care center.. Couldn't thank Karen and all of her staff enough for loving and nurturing our children they way they do!

Jenny L.

Ian Liang
6 months ago
Our son, Ian started daycare at 9 months. He will be 3 on the 17th of November. He is a friendly, outgoing, happy child, always with a smile on his face (even at 6:30AM). We moved to New Jersey a few months ago, in July 2015. Hoping to look for a new childcare center, and after visiting numerou... Read more

Jenny L.

Ian Liang
6 months ago
Our son, Ian started daycare at 9 months. He will be 3 on the 17th of November. He is a friendly, outgoing, happy child, always with a smile on his face (even at 6:30AM). We moved to New Jersey a few months ago, in July 2015. Hoping to look for a new childcare center, and after visiting numerous ones, we finally chose TLE Manalapan. The 1st day I went to pick him up, he didn't even want to leave. He was stacking up blocks, and showing me the different toys. I ended up staying there for an extra hour (that's how I knew he enjoyed his time there). The transition to his new school was very smooth. The staff is very friendly, accommodating, supportive, and attentive. I like the security level (key fob to open the door, and pass code to sign in and out). It's wonderful that they are introduced to sign language. The Bubbles Mascot makes the school very child friendly. I've noticed that Ian has more conversations with us, and shares the things he learns (days of the week, songs, etc.). He comes home asking where the teachers are by name. We are glad we found a 2nd home for Ian!

Maria FUCETOLA

Ethan
6 months ago
My son started at TLE Manalapan in the infant room in 2010; he graduated from the preschool this past June 2015. My husband and I were more than satisfied with the care, the love and the academic skills he received. There were some changes in the staff over the 5 years but the lead teachers an... Read more

Maria FUCETOLA

Ethan
6 months ago
My son started at TLE Manalapan in the infant room in 2010; he graduated from the preschool this past June 2015. My husband and I were more than satisfied with the care, the love and the academic skills he received. There were some changes in the staff over the 5 years but the lead teachers and administrators were consistent. The special events and the summer camp were always a lot of fun. They gave our son a really good start! Great place & good people... We miss it. Many thanks to Karen and her staff. Maria

Theresa

Ella
7 months ago
My daughter, Ella and I have been a part of TLE Manalapan family for almost 3 years. I call TLE our family because they have always been there for the both of us. From the first day, the staff made us feel comfortable, which meant the world to me since I am a single mother and was leaving my ... Read more

Theresa

Ella
7 months ago
My daughter, Ella and I have been a part of TLE Manalapan family for almost 3 years. I call TLE our family because they have always been there for the both of us. From the first day, the staff made us feel comfortable, which meant the world to me since I am a single mother and was leaving my daughter with someone other than family for the first time. Through the years that comfort continues and relationships were built with friends, parents, teachers, receptionists and directors. I can not begin to tell you the numerous times someone comforted Ella after a bad dream during nap time or missing mama throughout the day. I am so grateful for teachers who instilled manners, self esteem and a love for learning on my behalf. Not to mention the compassion and caregiving that the directors provided for Ella when she was sick with a fever until I was able to pick her up, the tlc to make a boo boo feel better, or even just to lend an ear and listen to me vent after a rough day at work. Ella and I know how blessed we are to have such a genuine and heartfelt community at TLE Manalapan and it starts with the fabulous staff! It's an amazing feeling to know that Ella will be beyond ready for kindergarten next year, academically, socially and emotionally, all in part to TLE Manalapan and the experience they give to every family!

Danni

Addyson
0 months ago
I went back to work when Addyson was 9 Months old. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do, leaving her in the hands of someone else 45 boys a week. Our first daycare experience was awful. I finally decided to make a change and when a very close friend told me about this TLE, I fel... Read more

Danni

Addyson
0 months ago
I went back to work when Addyson was 9 Months old. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do, leaving her in the hands of someone else 45 boys a week. Our first daycare experience was awful. I finally decided to make a change and when a very close friend told me about this TLE, I felt like anything could be better than where she was, so we made the switch. What I did not expect was that they would supersede my expectations. From the owner to the administrative staff to the teachers and assistants, everyone makes you feel like family and made the day care experience so much better than I had ever expected. We went from having a child that screamed when I dropped her off at the old place and cried when I got there until we left and coming to TLE that all has changed... there are many times she isn't ready to leave and drop offs are so super easy. On top of the comfort of having a safe environment for her, it is also educationally rich as well. I cam not believe the extra things they do with these children, it's fantastic. If you are looking for a place to send your child that is a warm, nurturing , educational place; this is the place for you. Bringing Addyson here was the beat decision I ever made.

Tiz

Luci
3 months ago
This is the best choice of school I made for my child to attend. The best teachers and directors that I had the pleasure of meeting. They are understanding, comforting and patient. I highly recommend this school. I look forward to watching my child grow here.

Tiz

Luci
3 months ago
This is the best choice of school I made for my child to attend. The best teachers and directors that I had the pleasure of meeting. They are understanding, comforting and patient. I highly recommend this school. I look forward to watching my child grow here.

Karen AZZARELLO

Dominic Delli Santi
4 months ago
I love that Dominic has learned so much from his teachers and aides. He has matured and grown into a good little boy. His constant enthusiasm to learn new things is amazing and I attribute that to her teachers at the Learning Ctr. Keep up the great work Miss Stephanie and Miss Stephana

Karen AZZARELLO

Dominic Delli Santi
4 months ago
I love that Dominic has learned so much from his teachers and aides. He has matured and grown into a good little boy. His constant enthusiasm to learn new things is amazing and I attribute that to her teachers at the Learning Ctr. Keep up the great work Miss Stephanie and Miss Stephana

Carol SOKOLOWSKI

Giulietta
5 months ago

Carol SOKOLOWSKI

Giulietta
5 months ago

Edwin PENA

Lenia and Lorenzo
6 months ago
My daughter was one of the first students that started at the Manalapan TLE in 2009. She graduated from the Kindergarten program. I couldn't be any happier with her progress. When she went off to public school. They evaluated her reading at a 2nd grade reading level. Their curriculum is ou... Read more

Edwin PENA

Lenia and Lorenzo
6 months ago
My daughter was one of the first students that started at the Manalapan TLE in 2009. She graduated from the Kindergarten program. I couldn't be any happier with her progress. When she went off to public school. They evaluated her reading at a 2nd grade reading level. Their curriculum is out of this world! In July we had another baby. Normally, it is very hard to leave your 6 week old, but in our case it was very easy. The same teacher that taught my daughter back in 2009 was now my caring for my infant too. That says a lot about a school that retains the same teacher for over 5 years.

Meet our TLE® Center team

Karen Rosen

Owner

Rita Dushku

Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Rita Dushku

Director

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Jackie Fernandes

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Bella Fernandes

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Michelle Babino

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace and Charity

Myra Recinos

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Cynthia Salinas

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Ana Hernandez-Yepez

Teaching Assistant

Favorite TLE® Character: Tito Toro

Ashley Poblano

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Tito Toro

Christina Salinas

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Laurice Baldo

Teaching Assistant

Aniya Muhammed

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Grace and Charity

Andrea Biddle

Teaching Assistant

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Kelly Rommeihs

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Alisa Smith

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Phoebe Phonics

Stacy Kester

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Laura Matmon

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Tina Polizzi

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Stephanie Vargas

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Flexi Flamingo

Mahogoney Yearwood

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Lionstein

Judy Rintel

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Bubbles

Rachel Shaver

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Gibby Gibbon

Stephana Rogers

Teacher

Favorite TLE® Character: Phoebe Phonics

Dora Keily

Facility Manager

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Katie Burns

Float

Favorite TLE® Character: Miss Chievous

Karen Rosen

Owner

Rita Dushku

Director

L.E.A.P.® Curriculum for Infants

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We offer an easy-to-use smartphone app and an array of ways to help you stay connected.

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